Alexa Czyzynski, defense lead New Trier to come-from-behind win over Evanston

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New Trier 40, Evanston 35


The New Trier girls basketball team, the No. 9-ranked team by the ChicagoSun-Times, scored the last 10 points of the game to beat rival Evanston for the second time this season on Fridayin Winnetka. Senior guard Alexa Czyzynskistarted the comeback with a 3-pointer with 1 minute, 43 seconds to go and proceeded to make another one and two free throws. Evanston senior guard Dashae Shumate scored on a layup with2:03left for a 35-30 advantage, but the Wildkits couldn’t crack the Trevians’ defense down the stretch.


New Trier coach Teri Rodgers called a timeout with4:41remaining in the fourth and implored her team to play better defense. The Trevians (20-1 overall, 7-0 CSL South) did just that, holding the Wildkits (16-6, 4-3) to one field goal and two points the rest of the way. New Trier sophomore center Jeannie Boehm secured the win with a blocked shot with 12 seconds on the clock.


Czyzynskiconnected on four 3-pointers and scored eight of her team-best 14 points in the final two minutes of the game.


Shumate scored a game-high 17 points, hitting 3-pointers to start the third and fourth quarters. Boehm contributed 10 points for the Trevians. At the very least, New Trier will enter next week with a two-game lead in the conference with three to play.


“She’s not afraid to shoot or take the game on her shoulders.” — Rodgers on Czyzynski

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